posted on Mar, 25 2006 @ 03:27 PM
What elitist? If you want to find out the facts, ask to join. If you should decide it isn't for you you can always demit.
The only thing of intrest at most meeting is how much the power bill was that month, some educational presentations on either the history of masonry
or on the ways to improve yourself. All of tht is sort of falls under the catagory of "what business is it of anyone else what my power bill
As for the "secrets", The degrees are readily avaiable, either on line with some research, or at the local bookstore. "Duncan's Ritual" by
Malcolm C. Duncan, the publisher of the one in front of me is Fitzgerald Publishing Corp. (pub. date 1922), but I've seen some current copies at
Barns & Noble. (Black cover white printing, paper back.)
As for feeling a need to defend masonry? I personally don't see that we have done anything that needs defending. I do feel that there are a lot of
missunderstandings and misconseptions about masonry. And those I do feel should be addressed.